Re: Exported PDFs are too big in file size.
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- Subject: [mg91056] Re: Exported PDFs are too big in file size.
- From: Jean-Marc Gulliet <jeanmarc.gulliet at gmail.com>
- Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 04:00:11 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
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Bob F wrote: > On Aug 3, 3:34 am, tuab... at gmail.com wrote: >> One possible workaround is to use PDFcreator (just google for this >> name to get the program, which is free). Once installed, it is a >> virtual printer to which you can send files and get a pdf. With your >> example, I get a 3.7 Mb pdf file using the export command from >> Mathematica, and a 164 Kb pdf file with pdfcreator (and it looks good >> once opened). <snip> > Note that PDFCreator is a Windows program. Is there something similar > that also works with Mac OS X? Mac OS X can *natively* save files and documents as PDF files from any applications that have print capability, because Mac OS X comes with a built-in PDF writer and reader engine. In the lower-left of every Print dialog you can see a "PDF" button that allows to save your document to a PDF file. Even more, in the same print dialog, you also have a "Preview" button that will render your document the Mac OS X built-in program *Preview*, form there you can save your work as a PDF or to a variety of image formats. (Note that Preview is also accessible as a stand alone program and can merge different files or reorganize the layout of the document, and much more...) Regards, -- Jean-Marc